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Re: Some legal trouble with TOR in France

Not to mention that whereas a passphrase in your head requires your cooperation to divulge (although torture can be used to provide that) .. there's nothing stopping someone from knocking you unconscious and using your finger/eye/whatever on the reader.


glymr wrote:
Tony wrote:

just wanted to suggest that biometrics are not wise for encryption whatsoever. for one thing, they use a software mechanism to 'unlock' and this lock can be bypassed. voiceprint, retina/iris scan, fingerprints, dna, all of these things do not constitute a proper password or lock for any data, for one thing you can't change them, for a second thing, none of them generate a data stream which can be used as a passphrase, it all goes through an identification process and that only generates a yes/no answer. the usb key and the microwave are the best way to go. a smart card would probably be just as good, but not so cheap to implement.